Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Infertility Awareness Week

This week is infertility awareness week. As you all know, this hits home for me. I actually know a lot of people personally that are struggling with it. It's so weird to think that just a few short years ago I was totally oblivious to all of this. Now, I am all too familiar.
Today I am linking up with Lauren over at our crazy ever after to raise awareness!!
If you don't know our history you can read it all at the links below...
There are some other posts in between here and there but these are the main ones that will explain what is going on.
We were going to take a break this month but decided that we've invested so much in to this already that we might as well try again. So we started the process all over again.
We didn't really tell anyone we were going to try again this month because mainly I wanted it to be a surprise, but with this week I want people to be aware. I want them to know they aren't alone.
So, baseline ultrasound and Clomid again with the trigger shot.
The first dose of Clomid this round didn't work, so I had to start it again right away. Two doses of Clomid in one cycle. Enter PSHYCO Danielle. :)
Finally, the second one worked, I triggered and hopefully ovulated the next day. We did the ultrasound a day later on cycle day 13 instead of 12 so my follicles were good sized. All 3 above 1.8. One was 1.8 and the other two were like 2.6 and 2.8. I was having so much pain on my left side and I thought for sure there was another cyst there but luckily it was because all 3 follicles were on the same side.
So now, I'm in the dreadful, from h. e. double hockey sticks waiting period. Seriously, when I get to Heaven I'm going to ask God why He made us have to suffer through all this waiting. Always waiting during a cycle. It's stressful and they tell you not to stress. ha.
We are ready for this part of the journey to be over. You can see below just how much time and money we've put in to trying for a baby. I'm sure we've spent a good amount more than that but it doesn't let you put in different costs. Either way, its taxing. I pray each day for all of the couples who are like us. All those struggling. Whether the journey is years or months it still doesn't make it any easier. I try to remind myself daily that we will all get our someday. The someday that we will be pregnant. The someday that we don't have to worry about miscarrying. The someday that we will have a precious bundle of joy in our arms.


  1. Hey! Thank you so much for linking up and sharing your story. I think we started trying for our baby right around the same time you guys started. What a long, painful process...but slightly better when there is a community of people who can support us through it. I am following along now, and hoping for nothing but the best for you.

  2. I stumbled upon your blog from the Infertility Awareness link-up. My husband and I are going through the very same thing. I had the HSG X-Ray three weeks ago with everything coming back as normal. My husband's tests also came back as perfect. In a few days, we will be starting our first round of Clomid. I wish you tons of luck and hope this terribly long waiting period goes by super fast for you! If you ever need someone else to talk to, email me @ steph4gach@gmail.com -- I'm always looking for those who understand it all, as well!

  3. Wow, your infographic is so powerful. Good luck to you as you continue this (stressful) journey.


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